March 4 - MIAA Player of the Week
|Feb. 25||Albion||1||Spring Arbor||8||Final|
|Mar. 01||Wheaton (Ill.)||6||Calvin||3||Final|
|Mar. 03||Saint Mary's (Ind.)||6||Ohio Wesleyan||3||Final|
|Mar. 04||Albion||2||Eastern Nazarene||7||Final|
|Mar. 10||Schreiner||4||Saint Mary's (Ind.)||5||Final|
|East Texas Baptist||8||Saint Mary's (Ind.)||1||Final|
Around the MIAA (through March 3)
The Bulldogs will next compete in Florida when the team takes a spring break trip to Orlando in March 4-7.
Lauren Solano was a 6-1, 6-2 winner at No. 1 singles and that was the only point for the Albion College women's tennis team in an 8-1 loss to Spring Arbor University Feb. 25.
The Scots eked out a 5-4 win over Defiance on Monday (Feb. 25). After dropping the first three singles matches, the Scots (4-3) took the last three and easily won two of three doubles matches to earn the victory. Juniors Caroline Ross (Sandusky, Mich.) and Bernadette Garibay (Lansing, Mich.) both swept their opponents, while freshman Emily McDonald (Wheeler, Mich.) outlasted Alex St. Julian 7-5, 6-1. Garibay and freshman and Hannan Hakim (Elkhart, Ind.) swept the decisive match.
Calvin dropped a 6-3 decision at Wheaton Friday night. Calvin led 2-1 after doubles but dropped a pair of third set tiebreakers in singles play. Sophomore Leah Newhof picked up a win at No. 1 singles to run her season singles record to to 4-0 in dual match play in 2019. She was later named MIAA Player of the Week for the second time in 2019.
Claire Hallock, Amanda Bandrowski and Sydney Jackson all claimed singles victories for the Hope College women’s tennis team during a 6-3 loss to nationally ranked Denison University (Ohio) on Saturday at DeWitt Tennis Center. Hallock defeated Lauren Hawley at No. 1 singles, 6-2, 6-1. Bandrowski beat Emma Alsup at No. 2 singles, 6-2, 6-4. Jackson downed Alex Cash at No. 3 singles, 4-6, 6-4, 10-8.
The Kalamazoo College women's tennis team split its two matches over the weekend with a 7-2 win over Ohio Wesleyan on Saturday and a 9-0 loss to Denison Sunday. Kalamazoo led 2-1 over Ohio Wesleyan after doubles following wins by Laura Hanselman/Caroline Norton at one and Sonal Bahl/Ella Knight at two. Maddy Winarski (2), Helen Pelak (3), Caroline Norton (4), Sonal Bahl (5), and Ella Knight (6) were all victorious in singles matches. Kalamazoo is back in action at home next Saturday, March 9 at 10 a.m.
The Olivet College women's tennis team beat North Park (Ill.) 6-3 Sunday, March 3, at the Centre Court Athletic Club in Hanover Park, Illinois. The Comets won at No. 1 and No. 2 doubles to go up 2-1. Olivet earned the win at No. 6 singles in straight sets before the Vikings won at No. 2 and No.3 singles to even the team score at 3-3. The Comets won a match tiebreaker to decide the outcome of two of the final three singles matches. Miranda Pier earned wins at No. 1 singles and No. 1 doubles, and Keely Cruz claimed wins at No. 4 singles and No. 2 doubles.
The Belles outlasted visiting Ohio Wesleyan in a 6-3 final. Alyssa Gulli and Elizabeth Preister each posted 2-0 records on the day with Preister clinching the team win at six singles. Each of the six players in the Saint Mary's lineup earned at least one win in either doubles or singles play.
The Thunder will return to action in the spring against King's (Pa.) March 4 in Orlando, Fla.